STERIS is committed to sustainable practices that will preserve our environment for generations to come. Partnering with other organizations has helped us put these practices into place more quickly and efficiently, and we are honored to have received global as well as national recognition for our efforts.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
|Green Seal™ Certification
STERIS has been awarded the prestigious Green Seal Certification for its Kindest Kare® Foaming Handwash. Green Seal is a nonprofit organization that uses science-based programs to empower consumers, purchasers and companies to create a more sustainable world. The reputation of the Green Seal brand has grown to symbolize the highest standard of certification for green products and services.
|International Standards Organization (ISO) 14001
ISO 14001 Certification has been achieved by STERIS facilities in Quebec, Canada; Tuusula, Finland; Monterrey, Mexico; and Madrid, Spain. This International Standard specifies requirements for an environmental management system to enable an organization to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and information about significant environmental aspects.
Amerinet, one of the world's largest healthcare group purchasing associations, has recognized STERIS for its sustainable initiatives such as paperless ordering and capital products that use less electricity, water and supplies. STERIS was one of only 13 companies to receive Amerinet's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Club (EEP) membership, which is open to companies with ecologically friendly business processes and products.
STERIS is a member of Practice Greenhealth, a nonprofit healthcare organization founded on the principles of positive environmental stewardship and best practices in the healthcare community.
|SmartWay Transport Partner
STERIS is a proud recipient of the prestigious EPA SmartWay Excellence Award. SmartWay is a voluntary partnership between companies and shippers, freight carriers and the EPA. Partners commit to measuring and improving the efficiency of their freight operations, using EPA-developed tools that quantify the benefits of a number of fuel-saving strategies. According to the USEPA, "this initiative will result in fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of oil annually" and aims to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions every year.
|Climate Leaders and Clean Fuels Ohio
We have committed to significantly reduce our impact on the global environment by setting
and achieving a long-term greenhouse gas reduction goal. We have entered into an
industry-government partnership, Climate Leaders, with the EPA, that provides guidance
and recognition to companies developing long-term climate change strategies. STERIS is
also a member of Clean Fuels Ohio (CFO), which develops public-private projects that deploy vehicles, refueling equipment, and other technologies.
|AIA-AAH The American Institute of Architects - Academy of Architecture
STERIS supports research into sustainable healthcare facilities, healthcare design and healthcare design-oriented research.
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